Valencia is a flat and bicycle-friendly city with a decent, growing network of cycle paths that connect the central neighborhoods of the city. There are also ciclocalles, bicycle-priority streets with an 18 mile per hour (30kph) speed limit for cars. Plus, you can easily hire a bicycle using the city’s Valenbici scheme, or from one of many rental shops in the historic center. With the tools so easily accessible, here are the best places to cycle around Valencia.
Valencia’s city beach stretches for three miles (5km) and is a very pleasant place to ride, with the wind in your hair and palm trees all around. If you’re feeling adventurous, you can cycle further out of the city to one of the many quiet, unspoilt beaches further up or down the Valencian coastline.
When visiting the beach you mustn’t forget to check out the harbor area. Valencia’s port is the busiest in Spain, and makes another pleasant spot to explore by bicycle, with its yachts, occasional cruise liners, and the Veles e Vents building, the former base for the Americas Cup that is now becoming known for food fairs and other fun events.
This small town is so close to Valencia city center that you can reach it by metro, and of course via the network of cycle lanes. Here you can ride through the fields where tiger nuts are grown, before stopping at one of its pretty countryside horchaterias to enjoy the refreshing local drink made from tiger nut, horchata.